February is beautiful at Hillwood

Hillwood Museum

Hillwood reopens on February 3! We look forward to welcoming you for another year of special exhibitions, programs, and year-round beauty in the gardens.

On View

Marjorie Merriweather Post's Paris
Opening February 17, 2024

Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post was a dedicated Francophile, passionate about French culture, design, and artistry. A regular in Paris, she stayed in iconic hotels; attended the theater, opera, and social events; and frequented art galleries, antique shops, haute couturiers, and luxury department stores. As with all aspects of her life, Post’s time in Paris was characterized by her signature style and grace. This special exhibition will highlight Hillwood’s renowned French collection, tracing Post’s collecting and her trips to Paris in the 20th century. 

Experience the city of light through Post’s eyes, as a celebrated collector with an eye for elegance and a passion for history. Explore a treasure trove of French artistry and creativity through fashion, jewelry, luggage, portraiture, decorative arts, and more.

 

Programs

Enjoy a variety of programming in person and from home. Learn more and register below! 

All virtual programming is free for members. Not a member? Join or renew today!

Crêpe Days: Celebrate La Chandeleur!
Saturday, February 3, 2024, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, February 4, 2024, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Enjoy crêpes, storytelling, art projects, and more amidst Hillwood's spectacular gardens, magnificent mansion, and exquisite French treasures. 

 

Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series

This winter, immerse yourself in the stories of breathtaking gardens and extraordinary estates in this four-part lecture series.

 

American Roots with Nick McCullough
Tuesday, February 6, 2024, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.) 

Designer Nick McCullough explores a selection of gardens constructed by creative gardeners around the United States, sharing inspiration, planting tips, and an expanded notion of what an American garden is. 

 

Du Pont Gardens of the Brandywine Valley
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.) 

Marta McDowell and Larry Lederman highlight the beauty of the Du Pont gardens in all seasons while sharing insightful and interesting stories of the gardens’ histories.

 

A Conversation with Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, Authors of AphroChic
Thursday, February 22, 2024, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.) 

Jeanine Hayes and Bryan Mason showcase the diversity of the Black experience through striking interiors, stories of family and community, and histories exploring the obstacles Black homeowners have faced for generations.

 

Architect Julia Morgan: Her Inspiring Story
Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 5:30-8 p.m. (Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.) 

Architectural historian Victoria Kastner will provide an in-depth look at the life of Hearst Castle’s pioneering woman architect, Julia Morgan.

 

Member Preview Days | Marjorie Merriweather Post's Paris
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, February 16, 2024, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hillwood members are invited to preview the special exhibition Marjorie Merriweather Post's Paris before it opens to the public!

 

Gardener’s Focus Tour | Preparing for Spring in the Greenhouses
Friday, February 16 and 23, 2024, 10:30-11 a.m.
Wednesday, February 21 and 28, 2024, 10:30-11 a.m. 

Jarett Currin, greenhouse grower, shares a preview of Hillwood's fabulous spring and summer blooms on this twenty-minute behind-the-scenes tour of Hillwood's production greenhouse. Enjoy the warmth of the greenhouse while getting a sneak peek of plants being grown for Hillwood’s beautiful garden displays. 

 

Virtual Floral Design | Parisian Romance 
Friday, February 23, 2024, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, to create a Parisian-inspired floral arrangement.  

 

Explore Hillwood from Home

Want even more Hillwood? Explore from home!

Continue to enjoy all Hillwood has to offer from the comfort of your own home through our comprehensive digital offerings. Delve into the online collection, video library, immersive mobile app, art projects and activities, and more! And, of course, follow Hillwood on InstagramFacebook, and X for daily museum and garden content. 

 

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